People suffering from rheumatoid arthritis are 1.2 times more likely to develop depression. Additionally, the risk of developing dementia increased by 2-3% every 5 years following a diagnosis of RA.
In rheumatoid arthritis, inflammation in one joint is transmitted to other joints via the sensory neuron connections in the spinal cord, leading to inflammation in the other joints. Inflammation in one joint led to an increase in ATP in other joints, which triggered an increase of a signaling molecule that resulted in inflammation. Blocking the pathway reduced the spread of inflammation.
A diet rich in fermented foods, such as yogurt and kimchi, can help to improve gut microbiome diversity and reduce symptoms of chronic inflammation, a new study reports.
Pregnancy Compensation Hypothesis may explain why women are more prone to developing autoimmune diseases, like multiple sclerosis and lupus, than men.
Non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation reduces inflammation and improves symptoms for those suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. The simulation technique helps inhibit the production of cytokines and reduces inflammatory response.
A new study confirms a link between a number of autoimmune diseases and an increased risk of developing psychosis.
Peripheral inflammation is associated with brain connectivity and structure in those with rheumatoid arthritis, a new study reports.
Researchers have identified a genetic overlap between rheumatoid arthritis and Huntington's disease. The findings could open the door to developing new therapeutic targets and medications to combat both conditions.
A study in Nature Immunology reports on the mechanism that helps to prevent autoimmune diseases from developing following infection. Researchers report a population of immune cells develop during late stages of the immune response to influenza infection.